Wright backs Ade to hurt Gunners

Arsenal legend Ian Wright reckons it is "written in the stars" that Emmanuel Adebayor will score for Tottenham in Sunday's North London derby.

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In his column for the Sun, Wright reckons the former Gunner has all the ability in the world to become a true Barclays Premier League great at Spurs.

He wrote: "On Sunday, it's the North London derby at White Hart Lane and you can bet Adebayor will have to take all sorts of stick from the away supporters.

"It's written in the stars that Adebayor will score. While half of Arsenal fans hate him, I reckon the other half would have him back tomorrow.

"I'd love to sit him down and have a serious chat.I'd ask: "What do you want to be remembered for?"

"He can either be remembered as a terrific scorer of goals or a player who angered Arsenal fans with a goal celebration for Manchester City."

Wright points out that Adebayor is only 27-years old and is still more than capable of improving under Spurs manager Harry Redknapp.

He wrote: "He could go down as a sensational player rather than a very good one. He's capable of scoring more than 20 goals every season.

"Maybe [Arsenal manager] Arsene Wenger lost patience with him but I certainly believe Harry Redknapp is the man to get the best out of him.

"Even if Spurs are having to pay a loan fee of a few million, Adebayor is a very shrewd signing and I have no doubt Harry will pull out all the stops and try to sign him permanently.

"Alongside players like Jermain Defoe and Rafa van der Vaart, he can only flourish. When you consider Tottenham also have players like Luka Modric and Gareth Bale, he will have plenty of ammunition.

"This is why I think Spurs will do well and why many will make them favourites against Arsenal."

Adebayor left Asenal in July 2009 for Manchester City in a reported £25million deal.



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